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Numerous authors have called Somerville home-including two National Book Award winners: Elizabeth McCracken (The Giant's House) and Theodore Rosengarten (All God's Dangers: the Life of Nate Shaw). In addition to its location in the Boston area, which places Somerville writers in one of the oldest literary scenes in America, Somerville also supports writers in its own right. The city is home to Ibbetson Street Press, a small publisher specializing in poetry and The Somerville News hosts an annual writer's festival. The Local History Room contains copies of works by many Somerville writers as well as information about them in our vertical file.
Selected Authors and Sample Titles:
Address before the Young Men's Entire Abstinence Association, Derry, N.H. July 4, 1832.
The Practical Methods of Ventilating Buildings, being the Annual Address before the Massachusetts Medical Society, with an Appendix on Heating by Steam and Hot Water.
Horizontal Woman: the Story of a Body in Exile.
A Boy of the First Empire.
Century Book for Young Americans.
Monkey Boy .
Songs of the Average Man.
Back Country Poems.
Blanche Passes Go.
The Practical Application of Spiritual Healing.